Serena Williams has done it all in tennis, but there’s so much more to come. Check out the best quotes from the world’s greatest female tennis player.
In November 2011, Serena Williams was 22 years old. She was ranked number one, reigning champion. She won three Grand Slam titles and was the only person ever to reach the final of the Australian Open as a rookie. She was on the verge of winning her seventh major. She was coming into the World Open in Paris, the biggest tournament of the year, and she had just won the title in Miami.
I remember the feeling of being on top of the world, going to these tournaments, walking up these steps, seeing thousands of fans, thousands of people screaming at the top of their lungs at the final match.
When the word got out to us, we were like, “That’s so crazy”—we were on the verge of being the best team on the planet. And then it fell flat.
“It’s been pretty hard. And you know what? It’s hard to even put into words what it feels like when you’re in a high pressure situation like that … and I’m grateful to be done.”
At that time, we felt like there was no way we wouldn’t win because we were on a roll. And we still had a lot to prove, which was a big difference. We were the best team in the world going into the final. It’s been pretty hard. And you know what? It’s hard to even put into words what it feels like when you’re in a high pressure situation like that … and I’m grateful to be done.
You know what, I’ve never been so mad in my life. It was so unbelievable. I was so mad. I was not mad enough. I was like, “Why am